Swamp in the City: A Cajun & Creole Music Festival
Suggested Ages: All
Hear world-class Cajun & Creole bands on two different stages with jam sessions, picnic concerts, pod partner dancing and ample breathing room on NYC’s picturesque island.
Online advance reservations required for the 8-minute ferry ride from Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) & Red Hook. $3 for ages 13 & up; free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon.
See our complete guide to Governor’s Island
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